nothing left to lose… score posted

I have posted the score for my latest composition Nothing Left to Lose… for string quartet to my Scores page. It was written for the Beo String Quartet and the 2017 Charlotte New Music Festival. The title, Nothing Left to Lose…, refers to the compositional process featured in the piece. Successive sections introduce material fully …

Successions Premiered

My latest chamber music composition Successions was premiered on May 21, 2017 at the Getty’s Center in Rock Hill, SC USA by the Bechtler Ensemble. There was a second performance at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC on the same day. The concert at the Bechtler Museum featured dance choreographed by the remarkable Kim …

successions in rehearsal, set for premiere

My latest chamber work, Successions, is now complete and rehearsals for the premiere start soon. Successions was written for, and will be premiered by the Bechtler Ensemble. The Bechtler Ensemble is the ensemble in residence at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC. Successions was written in reaction to Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture …

Afterimage 4 recording posted

I have posted a recording of Afterimage 4 to my Audio page. This recording features pianist Tomoko Deguchi for whom the piece was written in 2001. While I was always happy with the piano part, I was never quite comfortable with the original computer part. When we were invited to perform Afterimage Virginia Tech in …

two new works set for premiere

Two of my latest new compositions are set for premiere in spring 2017. The first, Successions, for chamber ensemble, will be premiered by the Bechtler Ensemble  at the Getty’s Center in Old Town Rock Hill, SC USA on Sunday, May 21, 2017. There will be a second performance later the same day at the Bechtler Museum of …

Father’s Knots Premiered

MY latests multi-media interactive work, “Father’s Knots” was premiered March 1, 2017 as part of the Delta Omicron New Music Series at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC USA. Father’s Knots is a multi-media work based on a short story of the same name by writer Dustin M. Hoffman. This flash fiction story revolves around a …

Afterimage 4 Cubed

The latest performance of my composition for piano and live computer processing, Afterimage 4, took place at Virginia Tech On December 5, 2016. The concert also featured guest composer Carla Scaletti and Virginia Tech faculty composers Eric Lyon (and Ivica Ico Bukvic as conductor of the Linux Laptop Orchestra). Virginia Tech student works were also …

Afterimage 4 upcoming performance

My composition for piano and interactive computer processing (MaxMSP), Afterimage 4, will be performed Monday, December 5, 2016 at Virginia Tech University.The performance will feature pianist Tomoko Deguchi. Afterimage 4 was the first piece I composed after finishing my Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo in 2001. After several performances I withdrew the work. While …

Tony Steve rocks afterimage 3 at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance!

Percussionist Tony Steve once again rocked the latest performance of my composition for percussion and live computer processing Afterimage 3. This performance took place at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg VA. Special thanks to the crew of this year’s EABD. The event was well run and featured a …

upcoming performances

My interactive computer music composition Afterimage 3 will be featured at the 2016 Electroacoustic Barn Dance on Friday, November 11. in Fredericksburg VA. The performer is Tony Steve, percussionist from Jacksonville University. Tony and I presented Afterimage 3 at Jacksonville University last fall and I am thrilled to be working with him again. His performance …

Touching in Texas and Anacoustic Zones chosen for film festival

Two short films featuring my music, Touching in Texas and Anacoustic Zones, have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Underexposed Film Festival. The Underexposed Film Festival takes place in Rock Hill, SC annually. Inclusion is determined by jury selection. This year it runs from November 2 through 5 and features eight blocks of independent short …

Touching In Texas complete!

Our film collaboration Touching in Texas is complete! I am very pleased with the film. Dialogue editing was a challenge as we used booms and lav microphones. The levels varied widely and it was a challenge to put everything in the same acoustic space. My contribution also included some sound design… bats, lots of bats. …

Deluge presented at New York Electroacoustic Music Festival

My electroacoustic composition Deluge was presented at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival last week. The annual festival has quickly grown to international stature under the leadership of Hubert “Tuck” Howe of CUNY Queens. The festival included dozens of composers from all over the world. Works ranged from electroacoustic compositions, to interactive and …

New film project: Touching in Texas

My latest video project is a film collaboration between myself, writer Dustin Michael Hoffman, director Chris O’Neill, and cinematographer Jeff Williams. I worked with Dustin on Silence in Forty-Two and I have known Chris as the artistic director of Shakespeare Carolina for many years. Jeff is a local cinematographer who runs an advertising business called Brand Spells. I met …

Film Project underway

I have become involved in a group of artists who are producing and independent short film. I will be composing all original music, supervising the audio at the shoot, handling all audio post production, and sound design. I am also serving as the executive producer. The short is an adaptation of Dustin Michael Hoffman’s short …